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Japan set to hold massive military drill

War game being seen as a clear message to neighbouring China, as territorial disputes deepen.

Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 03:23
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Japan is set to hold one of its biggest military drills on Friday, when 18,000 troops will participate in island-landing exercises in Okinawa prefecture.

The drill is being seen as a clear message to neighbouring China.

The two countries are in a dispute over the ownership of a chain of islands in the East China Sea.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

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